Volunteer

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

― Howard Thurman

Do you have a special skill or talent you’d like to share? Send us an email at info@sustainablesolano.org to get involved.

Event Volunteers
Event volunteers support our program events. From digging in the dirt, posting flyers, welcoming attendees, serving up delicious food, and everything in between, we can always use help. Tasks will vary depending on the type of event. As an added bonus, you get to be a part of a great event!

 

Professional/Administrative Support
Sustainable Solano is mainly volunteer-run and is always in need of general administrative support.

Projects would include:

  • flyer design and distribution across Solano county cities
  • social media posting (Facebook and Instagram)
  • IT support
  • preparing promotional material
  • assisting with workshop registration
  • internet research
  • outreach event assistance (prep and presence)

If you are passionate for sustainability, care to help form a more resilient community and are looking to dedicate some time and energy to make Solano county more sustainable, this is a perfect opportunity for you!

 

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee functions as a general discussion space for supporting and developing communication efforts about Sustainable Solano programs, workshops and events across all seven Solano county cities. Outlets include the general public, media, digital listing venues and monthly newsletter. If you are looking to be more creative and have writing, blogging, photography or graphic design experience, we are looking to expand our volunteer Communications Committee/ Outreach Team and would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop monthly newsletter themes and blog content.
  • Provide feedback and assist in the design of program and event promotional material (i.e. flyers, brochures).
  • Assist in online research regarding community partnership/sponsor opportunities.
  • Help Increase visibility and awareness of Sustainable Solano programs, news and events by posting to local listing venues.
  • Event planning strategic support
  • Provide outreach event support when able
  • Develop social media post content

Commitment

Attend monthly committee meeting (1 hour). Third Wednesday of every month. Monthly task commitment (1 hour).

Meeting LocationHeritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia

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Upcoming Events

Apr
21
Sat
all-day The Heritage Pantry Grand Openin...
The Heritage Pantry Grand Openin...
Apr 21 all-day
The Heritage Pantry Grand Opening in Dixon!
Attend the grand open of The Heritage Pantry, Dixon’s one stop shop for ALL LOCAL ORGANIC produce, meat, raw dairy, fermented foods, free range eggs from hens fed no corn or soy, and holistic health[...]
9:00 am Earth Day @ Vallejo Farmers Market
Earth Day @ Vallejo Farmers Market
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Earth Day @ Vallejo Farmers Market
Sustainable Solano will be at this year’s EARTH DAY celebration at the Vallejo Farmers Market on Saturday, April 21st! Enjoy fun local entertainment, food and connect with your community! Free to attend. All ages welcome.
Apr
28
Sat
9:00 am Solano County Demonstration Food... @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Solano County Demonstration Food... @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
Solano County Demonstration Food Forest Tours @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Have you ever seen a food forest? Are you interested in growing your own food or want to replace your lawn with a more sustainable landscape? Do not miss out on the chance to tour[...]
9:00 am Solano County Demonstration Food...
Solano County Demonstration Food...
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stay tuned for details about our demonstration food forest tours in Benicia (7 gardens) and Vallejo (2 gardens).  Sign up for our newsletter to not miss out on this exciting two-day event!

Monthly Benicia Community Garden Workdays

We have plenty of regular monthly events, especially for our well-established initiatives. Join us for these friendly gatherings. Get to know and learn from new friends, work in the community, dig in the dirt, do some light weeding and pruning, and sustain the roots, stems, leaves and seeds of our neighborhood at large.